We have recently learned, with deep regret, of the passing of Brother Eduardo Lobrutto’s 18-year-old daughter Cristina. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they lay her to rest on Thursday, Sept. 6th. This District Council stands by Brother Lobrutto, a member of Local 2790, and his family, offering our heart-felt condolences and support.
Cristina was killed last Friday when a coworker open fired at the Pathmark where she worked.
More than 800 mourn woman killed in Old Bridge Pathmark shooting
Thursday, September 06, 2012
NJ Star Ledger
OLD BRIDGE — Looking at the casket, draped in white and decorated with elaborate pink and white flower bouquets, more than 800 mourners said goodbye to 18-year-old Cristina LoBrutto this morning.
Friends, family and community members filled St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge, an expansive church with stained glass windows and a vaulted wooden ceiling.
Rev. Jack C. Grimes celebrated the Mass and encouraged LoBrutto's loved ones to care for one another and seek strength in God.
"Oh how we need to love each other more than we do," Grimes said in his homily.
Mourners clutched rosaries and scapulars throughout the mass as traditional hymns played including, "Let There Be Peace on Earth."
LoBrutto was killed Friday when a coworker open fired at the Pathmark where she worked. Bryan Breen, 24, also died in the shooting before the gunman, Terence Tyler, killed himself.
Today the priest offered the family comfort.
"She would want you to know she's OK," Grimes said to LoBrutto's parents and sister seated in the front of the Roman Catholic church. "She's with God and he's keeping her company."
Old Bridge Councilman Richard Greene attended the service, as did Mayor Owen Henry.
"You don't expect something like this in a suburban town like Old Bridge," Greene said. "My first reaction is just — stunned. I guess it's definitely a different world we live in."
LoBrutto will be laid to rest at St. Gabriel cemetery in Marlboro this afternoon.